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will be live at 10:00 a.m. eastern live on c- span. a day later, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius will testify before this -- the senate finance committee. we will have that live wednesday at 10 a.m. eastern, also here on c-span. >> what's the most important issue congress should consider in 2014? that's the question for middle and high school students in c- span's "student can" video competition. make it 5-7 minute documentary that shows a variant points of view and includes c-span video for your chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. this year, we have double the number of winners in total prizes. entries must be in by january 20, 2014. need more information? go to studentcam.org. "newsmakers"next, with agriculture sector a tom bill sat. he talks about the farm bill and its ties to the u.s. economy. after a hearing -- after that, a hearing on stand your ground laws. at 8:00 p.m. eastern, "q&a" with author stephen kinzer or it he talks about his book which chronicles the lives of john foster dulles and his brother allen dulles who served as cia director. this week on "newsmakers," agricultu
all the way to kathleen sebelius to the fda and they finally agreed. i know we are going to save hundreds of thousands of lives throughout america. that is a pretty proud moment when you can make a difference such as that. i was proud of that. [applause] >> actually, mine relates to something that joe has worked on two and that is what i've done to support our men and will afford -- men and women and uniform. the work i've been able to do on behalf of the military and some that's the comeback disabled, those kinds of things -- >> we worked on student loans. it was former governors have set down a worked together. we can tell you the solutions. we have made all the mistakes we can make thomas so why don't you take some of our experience. >> what you mean we made all the mistakes? >> come on. we are growing and we need to come together. i see, sometimes, politics, more than not, trumping what is good for our country and government. when politics trumps country, when a democrat or republican is more important than being an american, it have a problem. we had to work with democrats a
and human services kathleen sebelius years d more than four ago to recover taxpayer dollars to keep the american people safe to aggressively pursue fraud and misconduct when ever and it is found. he conduct is shameful and unacceptable. it's displayed a reckless indifference to the safety of american people. and it constituted a clear abuse public trust, showing a blatant disregard to laws designed for public health. as our filings make clear, these crimes.victimless americans trust that the medications prescribed for the arents and for their grandparents, for their children, and for themselves are selected because they are in the patients' best interest. laws enacted by congress and the efforts of the food provide administration safeguards for the drugs that uses that have been safe and effective. fforts by drug companies to introduce the drugs for interstate commerce for those ved uses subvert laws. likewise, the payment of kickbacks undermines the udgment of health care providers. it creates financial incentives to increase the use of certain putting the health of some patients a
and women serving as part of the healthcare fraud prevention and enforcement team or heat, which kathleen sebelius and i launched more than four years ago to recover taxpayer dollars and keep our people safe and to aggressively punish fraud and misconduct wherever it is found. the alleged conduct is shameful and it is unacceptable. it displayed a reckless indifference to the safety of the american people and the constituted an abuse of the public trust showing a blatant disregard for systems and laws designed to protect the as our filings made clear, these are not victimless crimes. americans trust medications prescribed for their parents and grandparents, for their children and for themselves. they are selected because they are in the patient's best interest. the laws enacted by congress and the enforcement efforts of the fda provide important safeguards to ensure that the drugs are proof -- are approved for uses that are safe as well as effective. efforts by drug companies to introduce their drugs into interstate commerce for unapproved uses subvert those laws. likewise, payment of kick
, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will testify before the senate finance committee. she has said that problems with the health care website will be fixed by the end of this month. >> abc news reporter jonathan careasked about the health enrollment problems. here is some of that exchange. yes as waser is reported widely at the time. the whole point is that cms is processing paper applications, but it bypasses the need to create an account. creating an account is what led to the bulk of the issues in the early days. theially, on the launch of marketplaces on october 1, you are not able to do that by phone. in response to the trouble that thes were having online, unacceptable trouble they were having, we balked up the staffing of the call centers and made it possible for individuals to call and enroll and sign up and bypass the creation of an account, so that could be handled by the: centers. these applications are then processed through healthcare.gov. fixre working to healthcare.gov. in terms of the user experience, the whole point was to alleviate the frustration th
was going to happen. thatid that he had no idea these problems were coming. we had kathleen sebelius come and say that everything was ready to go. -- if youe issue outlaw the kind of insurance people actually have, they won't be able to keep those plans. they passed a law three years ago to outlaw the kinds of insurance that people have in their surprise that people don't have that? we talked about that in the 2010 elections. we talked about it in the 2012 elections. we heard all of the soaring rhetoric and all of these problems and now we see what is happening. the way i see it, there are only two explanations. or they were being dishonest they are just incompetent. frankly, i don't know which one is the worse. left -- i think they are learning a pretty valuable lesson here. i think the valuable lesson that we are learning here, unfortunately, with all the human collateral damage with the old, care debacle is that you don't shut out the opposition. you don't cram a bad bill into law. when it all blows up in your face, i'm sorry is not going to cut it. that is the lesson i think they are
-- a microscope to the health- care law. in addition to what we have seen with kathleen sebelius and marilyn tavenner, they may want againr from the top brass as to whether they want to update their thinking on a law. we may get more big picture stuff in december. host: more about life on the hill. here is "the wall street journal." thatg the point immigration, tax reform, a budget breakthrough, things are on hold or frozen. what does it mean? guest: the affordable care act takes oxygen out of the room. it is so politically potent. it affects everyone's constituents. they are getting the most calls on it, too. it provokes strong feelings. the agenda has come to a standstill, there is evidence that some of these things were at a standstill already. the affordable care act, that is how you fill the vacuum at a standstill. over the summer, when immigration was a big topic. when it became clear that that was stalling, the affordable care act came back with a vengeance. that was the issue everyone wanted to talk about. there is some truth that it gets in the way of everything else. also, it is a
. and is not just democratic republican. host: thank you. kathleen sebelius was on capitol hill this week. here is a portion. >> in these early weeks, access to healthcare.gov has been a miserably frustrating experience for many americans. this includes many who have waited years, in some cases their entire lives, for the protection of health insurance. i am as frustrated as anyone with the flop launch of healthcare.gov. let me say directly to these americans, you deserve at her. i apologize. you forountable to fixing these problems. i'm committed to earning your confidence back to fixing the site. night andking day and we will continue until it is fixed. host: and from the washington times this morning, the senate panel imposes new restrictions. the committee voted thursday to officially conduct term the nsa's ability to collect information. it imposes new restrictions on federal authorities who want to sift through the data. the 11-4 vote marks the first time that any part of congress has approved table records collection. that was a closely held secret until edward snowden leaked details ear
kathleen sebelius testifying before the senate finance committee. i want to play you a bit of her testimony right now. [video clip] >> the enrollment numbers, which we will release next week, which will be the first month of enrollments, are likely to be quite low given the struggles that people have had getting access to the site and getting information. >> do you expect the numbers to be very high during the month of november and december? >> well, i am hoping that with the site improvements we will see more robust numbers, but fullythe site is improved and we have opened up the doors wide to a lot of people, we are going to have i think a struggle getting significant numbers to sign up. >> sure. talkingthleen sebelius about the expectations game. what else was your take away from her testimony this past week? guest: the administration is that for a long time they have always expected that the majority of people would be more motivated by a deadline to sign up so people would not necessarily come in in october. a vet to revive a campaign more dramatically -- they've had to revise that cam
that. >> you heard from kathleen sebelius this past week. what is your confidence level that healthcare.gov will be working after november 30? >> it will not be. the website in and of itself is a symptom of bigger problems. it kind of obscures these bigger problems. there is a lot of problems beyond that that even if they do get the website working, they will find out that they are not going to get the number of young people in they want. they will find people turned off from the promise that if you like it you can keep it, your health insurance or your doctor. they will see their premiums go up and all those things will be major problems for obama care. that was best reflected by the fact that this week, you have 16 democrats up for election and go down to the white house to complain but they did not get much sympathy from the white house because the white house is so sold on obama care being the answer to everything that they are not willing to admit there's anything wrong. you don't find very much admittance of something wrong and you only hear the president give a speech last week
had kathleen sebelius come and say that everything was ready to go. here is the issue -- if you outlaw the kind of insurance people actually have, they won't be able to keep those plans. they passed a law three years ago to outlaw the kinds of insurance that people have in -- and they are surprised that people don't have them? we talked about that in the 2010 elections. we talked about it in the 2012 elections. we heard all of the soaring rhetoric and all of these problems and now we see what is happening. the way i see it, there are only two explanations. either they were being dishonest or they are just incompetent. frankly, i don't know which one is the worse. i think the left -- i think they are learning a pretty valuable lesson here. i think the valuable lesson that we are learning here, unfortunately, with all the human collateral damage with the obamacare debacle is that you don't shut out the opposition. you don't cram a bad bill into law. and then when it all blows up in your face, i'm sorry is not going to cut it. that is the lesson i think they are learning. so, the next tim
on the implementation of the affordable care act and the healthcare.gov website. halfling sebelius testified -- kathleen sebelius does divide on wednesday and apologized for the flaws of the website as it was launched october 1. >> thank you. members of the committee, i left my position as governor of kansas for the opportunity to continue the work i've been doing for most of my over 35 years of public service to expand opportunities for all americans, gardens of geography or gender or income to have affordable health coverage. during my years as a state is a governor, a two-term i have worked on that effort that i care deeply about. there are still millions of americans who are uninsured as well as underinsured. forle have some coverage some illness, but had no real protection from financial ruin and no confidence he will take care of themselves and their families if they have an accident or an illness. and for them a new day has finally come. in these early weeks, access to healthcare.gov has been miserably frustrating experience for way too many americans. including many who have waiting sometimes th
audio] >> like last week, today's testimony will be followed tomorrow by kathleen sebelius who will be before the senate finance committee to answer questions about the rollout of the health care excite and more. today's hearing will be available shortly online at www.c-span.org. ,omorrow fostering at 10:00 live on c-span. carl icahn were today continues this afternoon at 2:30 eastern, with the seller foreign license committee, holding a hearing on the disability rights and international law treaty before the united nations. tom ridge will testify along with richard thornburgh and tammy duckworth. that is this afternoon at 2:30. tonight, live coverage of election results in new jersey and virginia. both states are electing governors today. live coverage at 9:00 on c-span. impact of the health care law on hospitals and the quality of care was the subject of an event held by u.s. news & world report monday. donna shea leyla took part in this discussion. also bill frist. [applause] and thanks for allowing me to host this panel. this is an amazing group of folks appear. ,, i doi ge
. >> today health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius announce a number of people who had had enrolled, and that figure released earlier this afternoon. david dropped her is just -- david drucker is joining us from capitol hill. is it a good or bad thing? we will need millions and millions more americans in the exchanges in order to subsidize expanded coverage that the law mandates. that it perspective will go up from here, we could say it was a rough start that will be remedied once the website is fixed and people become more comfortable with the law. >> the hearings tend to focus on the launch of healthcare.gov. the legislative action in the arena seems to be turning to letting people stay or remain on their health care plans and not have to change them over. tell us about what is coming up later in the house this week. >> on friday, the house will vote on a bill that would allow americans who purchased health care in the individual market to keep the plan they have if they want to through the end of 2014. insurance companies who have been transitioning to the new obamacare,
by national captioning institute] coverage includes kathleen sebelius before the senate finance committee. she will be talking about the health care website and other issues elated to implementing the health care of all. she said problems with the health care website will be fixed by the end of this month. that is live at 2:00 eastern. a governmental affairs sub committee looks at hurricane sandy relief efforts a year after the storm. >> in a race closer expected, terry mcauliffe defeated ken cuccinelli. -- he spoke to supporters in virginia. ♪ thank you. think you. thank you. "terry"]anting >> thank you. what a great night, everybody. you know, over the past few started speeches thinking a lot of political figures but i am so glad tonight the first thing they are introducing me is my best friends and my wife, dorothy. [applause] you to know a few weeks ago we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. when we decided to do this campaign, we decided together, because we understood it was a journey we were all going to have to take together. dorsey, i could not be happier than to have you stan
kathleen sebelius is back on capitol hill this morning to answer questions from senators this morning. questions from the senate finance committee and the committee chair, max baucus, the chief author of the 2010 law. questions are expected about the website rollout and potential security risks for consumer private information. as you know, she testified one week ago to the republican run house commerce committee. lawmakers from both parties have an traduced rival bills that would let people retain their existing health insurance policies but administration officials refused to state their views on those proposals on tuesday. >> we will come to order. in february, 1950 eight, against the backdrop of a divided nation , a junior senator from massachusetts spoke at a college in baltimore. the young senator, named john kennedy, said -- let us not despair the act. let us not seek the republican answer or the democratic answer, but the right answer. let us not seek to fix the blame for the past, let us accept our own responsibility for the future. ". more than 55 years later, jfk's advice r
with a reporter about this. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius announcing the number of people according to the healthcare law in the figure released earlier this afternoon. thed drucker is from washington examiner joining us from capitol hill. 6,185 sign up in the first month. is that a good or bad thing? >> it's not good from the perspective that they need millions and millions of americans and the exchanges in order to subsidize the expanded coverage that the law mandates. it cane perspective that only go up from here presumably, we could look back on this as a to be remedied once people become more comfortable with the law. >> the hearings have tended to focus on the launch of the website. the legislative action, the arena is turning to letting people stay or remain on their healthcare plans and not have to change them over. what's coming up in the house later this week opposed by fred upton of michigan? >> on friday, the house will vote on a bill to allow them to content. companiesve insurance who have been transitioning to the new obamacare regulatory demands th
. not closely involved. i do not want to overstate that. host: kathleen sebelius has taken responsibility. she has said she is to blame for this. who else is responsible? what could the government has done differently? guest: i do not know who had their fingerprints all over this and who did not. the fundamental mistake was not doing what a number of mistakes, including massachusetts, have done. there are 2 sets of initiatives required to implement reform. one is a whole set of regulations, which i think hhs has done a reasonably good job of doing under pressure. the other element is to create a new marketplace. a commercial enterprise for which the traditional agencies are not well-suited. a number of the states that have done exchanges have set up semi- independent agencies with a board of directors appointed by the governor and others. like the sec or the fcc. they were able to develop a new function for government rather than lodge it in and existing agency. host: do they permit medical underwriting? in massachusetts? host: it is important with the aca and the rest of the country. we had a
-span. >> while we work to fix the issue we'll show you testimony with kathleen sebelius. >> mr. chairman, i'm relying on the advice of not only the inside team and contractors but a lot of the outside experts who have come in to take a look at the system and they did a number of things along the way. they did a series of diagnostics, looked at the entire system and determined at the out set that healthcare.gov is fixable, that it isn't fatally flawed which was the initial report out of many people. secondly we have asked that question a number of times, would it be helpful to take the whole system down and make mixes along the way? we've been adviced that actually doesn't help. that it is better to do routine upgrades, some of which are hot patches that can be done while the system is fully run rninging, others are better to be done in the maintenance period between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. when the user experience is pretty low and we take the system down for periods of time. but given the fact that the various fixes, particularly the function nalt fixes, the codes have to be written in bat
for obamacare and dallas. the remarks of secretary kathleen sebelius in just a bit. she was questioned by john cordon about the health care implementation. here is a bit of that. >> the president is touting the navigator program which, as you know, for people who are hired to help people navigate the affordable care act. i would like to ask you this question. no't it true that there is federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check even though they will receive sensitive personal information from the individuals they help sign up for the affordable air cacti -- care act. >> that's true. states can add background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement. >> a convicted felon could be a navigator and acquire information unbeknownst to them. possible. we have contracts with organizations and they have taken the responsibility to screen their individual thatators and make sure they are sufficiently trained for the job. but it is possible. >> we will show you that a hearing coming up tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. sebelius rejects
. a arthroscopeut -- a microscope to the health- care law. in addition to what we have seen with kathleen sebelius and marilyn tavenner, they may want againr from the top brass as to whether they want to update their thinking on a law. we may get more big picture stuff in december. host: more about life on the hill. here is "the wall street journal." thatg the point immigration, tax reform, a budget breakthrough, things are on hold or frozen. what does it mean? guest: the affordable care act takes oxygen out of the room. it is so politically potent. it affects everyone's constituents. they are getting the most calls on it, too. it provokes strong feelings. the agenda has come to a standstill, there is evidence that some of these things were at a standstill already. the affordable care act, that is how you fill the vacuum at a standstill. over the summer, when immigration was a big topic. when it became clear that that was stalling, the affordable care act came back with a vengeance. that was the issue everyone wanted to talk about. there is some truth that it gets in the way of everything else. al
ways, torte reform. the president brought in kathleen sebelius ahead of the trial association for 11 years. we need torte reform so the doctors don't have to order too many tests. the pre-existing conditions, i think, should be pooled to an assigned risk where they have to pay more, similar to what is current. i was able to get insurance when i was younger but the state required the insurance companies provide that pool. i'd also like to agree with the gentleman from pennsylvania about the federal reserve. i wonder if most americans see that it's a board of international bankers that decide our interest rates. host: reid, we have a lot of topics there. let's have the congressman respond. guest: reid, let's start with medical liability. you mentioned that. when the health care law was first being driven through congress in 2009, i remember being summoned to the white house, abdur-rahim was the chief of staff. he had -- rahm emanuel was the chief of staff. he had me and some other republicans up to chat and i raised the issue of medical liability reform in that meeting and rahm said we
. he said he had no idea these problems were in the offering. we had kathleen sebelius come to the committee and say everything was ready to go. here's the issue -- if you outlaw the kind of insurance that people actually have, they won't be able to keep those plans. they passed the law three years ago to outlaw the kind of insurance people have and they're surprised people don't have them? >> congressman paul ryan last night in iowa, altoona, iowa campaigning with the eye on the possibility of running in 2016. this is a headline for john thank wiseman of "the new york times," in the fracus on health coverage, some feel exposed. the reversal of political fortunes in the past month has been head spinning. republicans were contending with the voter fury over the 16-day shutdown. democrats had the momentum. now over obama care, republicans have found their voice. >> if you represent a conservative district as a democrat, you live your entire existence in fear. that gives people a narrow view of what's going on in the political world and what the future is like. you see those de
many people to help. just like the last caller who said kathleen sebelius said it was secure. if we believe everything kathleen sebelius said, we would be in trouble. endthey going to do end to on this whole system after they put every input in. you have to turn around and do another end to end. when theydo not know are going to have this fixed yet. they did not do their end to end test before october 1. marilyn tavener signed off and said we have to get this killing. you are right along the lines that this was not secure. host: what's the difference stress end to end and a test. ledt: the big problem that to so many difficulties is if you go online when you're shopping for a product, you can go to multiple websites and compare the products and see them. this had all the data up front. caused a lot of other stresses in the system. more than just a few thousand people trying to get in, that is when it is blocked. now let's put a lot of people in to make sure it can handle the load. sebelius, should should be removed from the project? guest: all along i wanted to do her job. i always
. secretary kathleen sebelius is here to discuss the affordable care act. just like medicare part d, the launch of the website has not gone well. but the early glitches in this rollout will soon be forgotten, just like medicare part d. a lot of the discussion will focus on the website. this is an important issue. i want to learn what the secretary can tell us about the problems and how they will be fixed. we should keep this issue in perspective. the affordable care act is working. it has been improving the health security of millions of americans for the past three years. because of the affordable care act more than 7 million people on medicare have saved more than $8 billion on their prescription drugs. more than 100 million americans have access to free preventive coverage. they no longer face lifetime limits on their coverage. over 10 million americans have received rebates from insurance companies. finally, this january, the worst abuses of the insurance industry will be halted. never again will a family be denied coverage because their child has a chronic health condition. nev
men and women serving as part of the healthcare fraud prevention and whichment team or heat, kathleen sebelius and i launched more than four years ago to recover taxpayer dollars and keep our people safe and to aggressively punish fraud and misconduct wherever it is found. the alleged conduct is shameful and it is unacceptable. it displayed a reckless indifference to the safety of the american people and the thetituted an abuse of public trust showing a blatant disregard for systems and laws designed to protect the hotel. as our filings made clear, these are not victimless crimes. americans trust medications prescribed for their parents and grandparents, for their children and for themselves. they are selected because they are in the patient's best interest. andlaws enacted by congress the enforcement efforts of the fda provide important safeguards to ensure that the drugs are are approved for uses that are safe as well as effective. efforts by drug companies to introduce their drugs into interstate commerce for unapproved uses subvert those laws. likewise, payment of kickbacks underm
you very much, everybody. >> [inaudible] >> back on capitol hill, health secretary kathleen sebelius testifies tomorrow on the health care website problems and insurance coverage. she has gone on the record as saying that those problems will be fixed by the end of november. she is before the senate finance committee tomorrow at 10:00 eastern. tomorrow afternoon, a committee examines hurricane sandy relief efforts one year or it we will hear testimony from the fema and director -- fema director. 2:30ll have that live at tomorrow on c-span. earlier today, the national review hosted an election preview where panelists gave their thoughts about tonight's governor races in new jersey and virginia. this is one hour. >> welcome to the national review's preview of the 2014 election and the discussion of the 2013 elections in virginia and new jersey. i am bob costa. we are here with a great panel to talk about the outlook of national politics. i am glad and appreciative to have a great panel with us today. some of the top analysts in the over the keyo races and themes that will be animating o
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she'll be talking about the health care website. problems with the health care website will be fixed by the end of this month. that hearing is at 10:00 a.m. eastern. a senate homeland security subcommittee looks at hurricane sandy relief efforts a year after the storm. witnesses include the fema director and the housing secretary shaun donovan. the head of the centers for medicare and medicaid services says the agency will release health care enrollment for healthcare.gov next week. his is two and a half hours. >> the senate committee on health el cation, labor and pensions will please come to order. about five years ago richard streeter, a 47-year-old truck driver from eugene, oregon was frustrated and worried. as "new york times" columnist nicholas chris-off described in his column this weekend, mr. streeter couldn't find affordable insurance in the market. back in the battle days no insurance would cover him. so he just went without care. after months of ignoring pain, he finally went in for a colonoscopy. but he couldn't afford one. the
history of permitting legislative pairs. thank you. quest coming up, kathleen sebelius testifies before the senate finance committee. then, president obama is in dallas am talking about the law. later, remarks calling for a delay in implementing the health care law. >> coming up on the next differentn journal," types of renewable energy and the politics shaping the industry. brune michael brown -- cost about the obama administration policy on climate change. u.s. solarains the energy street and his company's plan to create the world's largest solo project. later, a report on the 2013 wind industry slowdown. live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the head of the consumer financial protection bureau is morningwed thursday about consumer protection priorities. you can see it live starting at 8:10 a.m. eastern on c-span two. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] aboutm concerned pakistan. i always want pakistan to overcome its dysfunction, for pakistan's sake. it out of love for pakistan. it has to lov
the trigger. services and human secretary kathleen sebelius will have her testifying on problems with the federal health care website and insurance coverage. she and other officials have gone on record saying those problems will be fixed. you can watch her sunday morning before the senate finance committee. >> after becoming first lady, maney eisenhower ran a tight ship. state visits.r of watch our program saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. and live monday night, our series continues. >> she is very well-known known as a style icon. she was representing the country both at the white house and while traveling abroad. what colorsbout would mean something to the country. for her visit to canada, she showed this red suit as a gesture of respect for the red of the canadian maple leaf. that shethe thought put into her wardrobe and she also knew the advantage of choosing a color or style. kennedy live at 9:00 eastern on c-span. rick perryvernor returned to iowa for the first time since ending his 2012 bid for president after the republican caucuses. his remarks were about 15 minut
was not her fault. >> kathleen sebelius does not write code. who is the i.t. person? who is the person in charge and responsible? who signed off on this? >> the person who is responsible is marilyn. >> did she based her decisions on the memo you sent? is that right? >> i think that -- >> the president talked about an i.t. person. which of you is that person? >> i don't know. >> and refers to a person. person.fers to a who is the i.t. person in charge? >> i do not know what you are referring to. >> that me go to slide three. slide three.to complete end to end testing never occurred. did that raise concerns? did you know about that before october 1? >> i think that is taken out of context. >> it is in pretty plain language. e octoberne befor 1. >> i say this again out of context because there is quite a few -- >> did you know about the testing before october 1? >> i have not seen this document. >> you have the fancy title. you do not know about this before the biggest domestic i'll see program website in the history of this country was ever launched? you are supposed to be the guy who is
that he had no idea that these problems were coming. we had kathleen sebelius come to the committee and say that everything was ready to go. here is the issue -- if you outlaw the kind of insurance people actually have, they won't be able to keep those plans. they passed a law three years ago to outlaw the kinds of insurance that people have in their surprise that people don't have that? we talked about that in the 2010 elections. we talked about it in the 2012 elections. we knew all of this was happening at the time. we heard all of the soaring rhetoric and all of these problems and now we see what is happening. the way i see it, there are only two explanations. either they were being dishonest or they are just incompetent. frankly, i don't know which one is the worse. i think the left -- i think they are learning a pretty valuable lesson here. i think the valuable lesson that we are learning here, unfortunately, with all the human collateral damage with the obamacare spectacle is that you don't shut out the opposition. you don't cram a bad bill into law. you do not say one thing w
. host: kathleen sebelius. caller: yeah. it embarrasses me. i want to kind of change parties, but my grandfather, father, everybody in my family is a republican. they always have been. i'm kind of ashamed of them. the only republican i like now is john boehner, and i used to like paul ryan, but every time i see paul ryan, like the clip you had earlier i watched, paul ryan reminds me of john boehner. they are kind of the same. i used to think they were both the smartest republicans. i liked them the most. but they just don't understand with the latino votes, it will never be high for them ever, and i don't think they have a high african-american vote, they do white peoplene blow, they have the crazy white people blow. i can see where the -- people vote. i can see where they're going down. they have always needed to go moderate. if they have gotten moderate from the beginning and not gotten in talks with the tea party -- host: you might be interested in a piece on the cover of politico's new magazine, the cover story is locked in the cabinet -- the worst job in barack obama's washingto
of kathleen sebelius. she testified this past week before the house energy and commerce committee. here it in its entirety at 10:35 eastern time. reporting this morning that healthcare.gov has gone dark over the weekend. you try to login this morning, it is unavailable. just part of the problems that healthcare.gov has been facing. the department of health and human services will be making updates to the application and enrollment tools. the website is expected to be back sometime after 9 a.m. this morning. from new york, michael is joining us. caller: one of the biggest problems we face in america today is the outsourcing of american jobs. ahead, bute can get we need to start creating industry here. congress has a big problem. there is a message for you, there is where the broken wheel lives. join and fixte and this problem with unemployment in america. are going to have to see both parties come together. as far as the fanatical organization goes, i think they also need to look at the core facts that america has to go back to work. everyone has to join together. that goes all the way u
, d.c. but first let me tell you what is happening today in the city. kathleen sebelius, the hfs secretary is back up on capitol hill today before the senate finance committee. and we will have live coverage of that hearing here on c-span at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. so up next, live from cushing, oklahoma, to talk about its history in the oil industry and the role it plays today. but first, a little bit of what happened in cushing, oklahoma back in the early 1900s. c-span recently vizzitied in september and spoke with a long-time producer on the impact the industry has had and how it has changed over the years. >> where are we stand right now in oklahoma? >> this is the site of the whool wheeler number one. it was the discovery we will for the cushing oil field drilled in 1912. this actual we will here is a redrill of the original we will because the original well would have been a cable fuel drilling, would have had problems with it over the years just by the nature of cable. so this would be a rotary hole here. and this is the site. so there's a plaque right over there that tal
with secretary kathleen sebelius. she testified earlier today in front of the senate finance about the healthcare website's problems and what's being done to fix them. an exchange. m relying on the advice not only of the inside team and contractors, but a lot of the outside experts who have come in to take a look at this system and they did a number of things along the way. they did a series of diagnostics, looked at the entire system and determined at the outset that healthcare.gov is fixable, that it is not fatally flawed, which was the from many people. secondly, we have asked that question a number of times. would it be helpful to take down the whole system and make fixes along the way? we have been advised that that actually does not help, that it is better to do routine operations, some of which are hot patches that can be done while the system is fully running and others are better to be done in the maintenance , whenn 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. the user experience is low and we take the system down for periods of time. but given the fact that the various fixes, various functionality fixes, the cod
secretary kathleen sebelius. she was up there again for the testifying about the affordable care act, twice in the last two weeks. the headline "exchange site needs hundreds of fixes." yesterday, house government reform committee released documents that showed only 6 people signed up for coverage on -- first day. healthcare.gov that healthcare.gov open. the next is a story about labor unions and the health-care law. administration planning to exempt some labor unions and businesses from paying part of a contentious healthance fee under the overhaul law. unions and businesses said wednesday that the move would not go far enough. signaled the hyatt intends to propose a break on intends toit i -- propose a break on the fee. and then, healthcare.gov, the affordable care act, having an impact on the virginia governor race and the new jersey race. look at the exit route -- polls in virginia. , the republican who lost," cap with terry -- closed the gap with terry mcauliffe, losing by only 3 poin ts. that on the health-care law. in other news overseas, here is the international section of "the new
one million are eligible for coverage. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius spoke with reporters in a conference call. >> thanks and i want to start by thanking mike, julie, donna, nancy who you will hear from in a minute and will be happy to answer your questions. today we are releasing a report with data for october 1 through november 2. the numbers i am about to run through tail two very important stories. in every part of our country, americans are interested in the affordable health coverage that is being offered through the marketplace and through medicaid. even with the issues we have had, the marketplace is working and people are enrolling over the phone, on paper, in person and online. at both healthcare.gov and state websites. -- of this first period, 100 106,000americans have enrolled in qualified health plans through the marketplace. 396,000 people have learned they may be eligible for medicaid or chip. what is more, upwards of 975,000 customers have made it through the process of applying and getting an eligibility determination. they are currently still shopping for
easterbrook tonight at 8:00. house and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified before the senate finance committee. she talked about fixing the andthcare.gov website enrolling people through exchanges across the country. according to reports, next week, her agency is set to release in roman figures for the first month the health there a just healthcare kid was open. this hearing is 2.5 hours. [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] >> we will come to order. in february, 1958, against a backdrop of a divided nation, the junior senator from massachusetts spoke at loyola college in baltimore. the young senator named john kennedy said," let us not seekir but act. let us not the republican answer or the democratic answer but the right answers. let us not seek to fix the blame for the past but except their own responsibility for the future." later, the5 years jfk advice still rings true and it's important for us to remember now as we implement the affordable care act. five weeks ago, the administration launched the federalov, insurance website was to be the main vehicle for milli
, the president was interviewed last thursday and was asked about secretary sebelius. he said the president defected interview.from the argued that the website bugs aren't necessarily her fault. quote, kathleen sebelius doesn't write codes. she wasn't our i.t. person. who is the i.t. person? who is the person in charge, who is the person responsible, who is the one who signed off on this bhf it went public? >> the person that's somebody is our administrator, marilyn tavener. >> did she base her decisions on the memo you sent her on the 27th, isn't that right? is that the authority to operate memo? the president talked about i.t. person. miss tavener person. who is that? is that mr. van roekel? mr. park? mr. chao? which of you is that person? >> i don't know. i didn't speak to the president. >> he refers to a person. who would it be? who is the i.t. person in charge? >> i don't know what the president was referring to. >> let me start with slide c-3 if i could. this is the report, final c.m.s. final report came out october 13 after october 1, just want to read the first, was unable to adequa
eligible for coverage. kathleen sebelius spoke with reporters in a conference call. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] joinings, everyone, for us this afternoon. thanks for your patience. today, we will be joined by secretary sibelius, as well as julie, the director of communications. michael, which the hh -- with the hhs reform. with theancy, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation office here. we will begin with some remarks from the secretary, as well as julie. and then the secretary will be available to answer a few questions after her schedule requires her to depart, o we will have these additional available to answer more questions. without further ado, secretary, let's get started. >> thanks. i want to start by thanking mike , julie, and nancy, who will hear from in a minute and we will be happy to hear more of your questions. today, we are releasing a report with enrollment data for october 1 through november 2. the numbers run through tell two very clear stories. ourt, in every part of country
that if they liked their health care plan they could keep it, period. it goes back to a time when kathleen sebelius, secretary of h.h.s. said, if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. it goes back to a time when the majority who passed the legislation in the house and in the senate said, if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. period. i thank the chairman for his leadership. i thank the speaker. yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. waxman: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from oregon, member of the ways and means committee , mr. blumenauer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized for two minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you. i appreciate the gentleman's courtesy. the expectation that somehow the elements of the affordable care act would not be implemented is simply false. people can keep health insurance, but there are always going to be the new standards to make sure that people no longer have insurance in name only. that's what we heard about repeatedly in th
. kathleen sebelius came to the committee to say that everything was ready to go. here is the issue, if you outlaw the kind of insurance that people actually have, they will not be able to keep those plans. the law was passed three years ago and now they are surprised? congressman paul ryan last night, campaigning for terry branstad, with an eye on running in 2016. this is a headline from jonathan in "the new york times," "some democrats feel exposed." we will get your reaction to what they wrote this morning. for the democrats across the country, the reversible political fortunes in the last month as in head spinning. republicans were contending with voter fury in mid-october over the government -- government shutdown, but now over obamacare republicans have found their voice. guest: if you are a democrat who represents a conservative district, you live your entire service in fear. so, you see those democrats, the democrats who voted for the republican proposal in the house, by and large they tend to be people from conservative or closely matched districts. what is justhave the misimpressi
to overstate that. kathleen sebelius has taken responsibility. she has said she is to blame for this. responsible? what could the government has done differently? guest: i do not know who had their fingerprints all over this and who did not. the fundamental mistake was not doing what a number of mistakes, including massachusetts, have done. to set up an independent or new agency to run the exchange. there are 2 sets of initiatives required to implement reform. one is a whole set of hhslations, which i think has done a reasonably good job of doing under pressure. the other element is to create a new marketplace. formmercial enterprise which the traditional agencies are not well-suited. a number of the states that have done exchanges have set up semi- independent agencies with a board of directors appointed by the governor and others. fcc.the sec or the a newere able to develop function for government rather than logic it in in in 60 -- existing agency. host: do they permit medical underwriting? the: it is important with aca and the rest of the country. we had a series of reforms that
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